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Old 02-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #11 
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It really depends on the pellet you are feeding. This would be fine for some and way too many for others. What are you feeding? Make sure he does get one fast day a week.

Well Petsmart carries API meds. Otherwise you'll have to use your phone book or yellowpages.com to call around.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:52 AM   #12 
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So, I performed two siphoned in tank water 50% water changes last night and all of my levels tested ideal. Bilbo seemed to enjoy the water coming into the tank by hose, hanging out by it. He's swimming around happy today. Gonna give him today as his fasting feed day.

Food-wise: I feed him Aqueon Betta Food pellets.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #13 
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I wouldn't add any frogs or snails. Your tank is well stocked enough.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #14 
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Too many for Aqueon. I'd aim for 3-4 a day, split into a couple of meals. You can feed up to 5 but be careful about constipation. One fast day a week is needed.
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Thanks! Will alter feeding schedule then. See if that improves things. Came home today and did a test of water. It's been less than 24 hrs and already ammonia and nitrite levels are in stress zone. Doing another 50% water change, but is that normal to have levels that high again in only 1 day?

Also, my heater has a white fuzz on it. It's always getting this fuzz in between water changes, which is partly why I've always done 100% changes, washing the heater and rocks each time. Think that's the fungus in the water? Will adding tri sulpha to water to treat bilbo clear this up, also? Or is there something else, some other kind of additive, I should permanently add to the water to treat this?
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It's possible, but if your ammonia is still .25ppm or higher you may need several 50% water changes to get it back down to 0. Since your ammonia was at 1, that would require 3 50% changes to get it into a safe range, and it would likely need another 50% change by the next day.
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Two changes yesterday put it back in safe range. One 50% change today put it back in safe range again. Will check it again tomorrow.
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I'm not sure what you consider safe, but even .25ppm should merit a 50% change. It should be kept <.25ppm at all times.
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It was at 0 after water change. Was at .5 before the water change.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:48 PM   #20 
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.5 and two water changes bringing to 0 sounds right. Just keep testing.
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